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Ori Kuper
Is there a way to 'LOCK' my external monitor to show just specific comp/layer?
on Sep 27, 2015 at 4:26:01 pm

Hello,
I know that I can lock frames inside panels in my workspace, while inside AE itself, but I wondered if I can specify to my AE to keep sending *Specific comp/layer* to the external preview at all times (until changed by me), while i'm working on different comps/layers in the software. Right now i'm switching back and forth just to see the changes in my main comp, but when doing roto on a show I wish I could see that 'main PGM' at all time...
Ideas?

Thanks,
Ori.


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John Lijo
Re: Is there a way to 'LOCK' my external monitor to show just specific comp/layer?
on Sep 28, 2015 at 1:31:10 pm

Hi Ori


Lock the comp and solo the layer you want to preview in the external monitor, click the >primary viewer button > in the bottom left corner of the Monitor window. It will always preview the comp you are locked unless you change it.Hope this helps.

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Ori Kuper
Re: Is there a way to 'LOCK' my external monitor to show just specific comp/layer?
on Sep 29, 2015 at 3:45:18 am

Thanks John! Yes that definitely helps!!!
Now that brought me to one more Q:
After locking comp A and clicking on the 'show this comp on preview' button; when moving or adjusting things in comp B timeline, the locked A comp still shows on the external screen as I wanted. BUT whenever i'm PLAYING from comp B timeline (at least on regular play = space on the keyboard, not ram preview), yes the external screen still shows comp A preview as I wanted, but the playing head itself is shown running on comp A timeline, while I still would like it to show itself running on comp B timeline; that way I can compare a specific time on comp B timeline while it's playing, and still show the PREVIEW of comp A on my external viewer.
Note: the moment I STOP - the timeline comp that is shown is back to B. So the 'problem' is only while playing.
Any ideas?


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